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What Is Student Success and Outreach?

The Student Success and Outreach (SSO) staff is committed to helping SU students leverage the skills and communities they hold to craft an experience that fulfills their definition of success. Our staff promotes undergraduate and graduate student excellence and persistence to graduation through campus leadership, veteran benefits, peer coaching, and student support programs. Our goal is to acknowledge the diverse identities of each student, provide space for communities of support and challenge students to unleash their leadership potential to position them to thrive at our university and beyond.

Our operations are located in Pigott Pavilion 150, however the spaces that we oversee for students span the campus including The Collegia Program, the ConnectSU Hub, and The Outreach Center.

SSO originated in 2017 to provide students with academic support and co-curricular engagement in managing the transition to Seattle University. Since that time, SSO has grown to include an array of support resources made available to all students.

We are committed to creating a Seattle University that continually works to remove barriers to success for all students.

Student Success & Outreach Our Vision

Acknowledging the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest 

We respectfully acknowledge that Seattle University exists on occupied Coast Salish land, the homelands of the Duwamish people. We pay respect to Coast Salish Elders past and present and extend that respect to their descendants and to all Indigenous people. 

To acknowledge this land is to recognize its longer history and our place in that history; it is to recognize these lands and waters and their significance for the peoples who lived and continue to live in this region, whose practices and spiritualties were and are tied to the land and the water, and whose lives continue to enrich and develop in relationship to the land, waters and other inhabitants today.* 

* Through collaboration, Seattle University’s Indigenous Peoples Institute and Campus Ministry created language that acknowledges the history, lands, and waters of the Coast Salish people.